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Top Desk Cycle Reviews

Top Desk Cycle Reviews

We sent our staff out to review the top under-desk pedal units on the market. They investigated design features, weight and size specs, customer experiences, and more according to our rigorous review process. Below, you'll see the combined results of our research.

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Lifespan C3 Bike Desk Review

LifeSpan Fitness C3 Bike Desk Review

Multiple design flaws stem from the fact that this was originally designed as an upright cardio exercise bike, simply re-skinned and re-positioned as an office fitness product to broaden out Lifespan's popular treadmill desk line (which has seen far greater success).

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Flexispot Deskcise Pro Review

The Deskcise from Flexispot is a jack-of-all-trades that does not excel at any one task—its strength is that it does several things well while being lightweight, portable, and cost-effective.

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Cubii Grey

Cubii Smart Under Desk Elliptical Review

As under desk ellipticals go, this is the Cadillac model. And it's the only "smart" unit with a Bluetooth link to your smartphone app, and integration with FitBit.

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FitDesk 2.0 Bike Desk Review

FitDesk 2.0 Stationary Bike Desk Review

The FitDesk, which has dubbed itself "The #1 Exercise Bike," aims to bring the gym and office together, but misses when it comes to long-duration workplace productivity. If you're in the market for an exercise machine that lets you check your email, you've found it. But anyone lo…

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Markant Oxidesk Bike Desk Review

Markant Oxidesk Bike Review

To be blunt, the bottom line for us is that Markant should stick with what it knows best—manufacturing beautiful European office furniture—and set this duck-billed platypus free in the Tasmanian wild where it belongs.

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FitDesk Under Desk cycle

FitDesk Under Desk Elliptical Review

Boost the price, boost the quality. Durability on this machine is excellent compared to the Stamina products. And it’s designed specifically for use while sitting. It boasts one of the lowest pedal height rotations in the market, so you’re less likely to hit your knees on the bot…

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Stamina Inmotion under desk elliptical

Stamina InMotion Elliptical Trainer Review

Serious durability problems make this a product to avoid. Happy Amazon customers abound, but few subject the unit to sustained use. Count yourself lucky if the left pedal doesn’t fall off in less than a year. It’s worth paying for a more dependable unit.

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Stamina InMotion Compact Strider

Stamina InMotion Compact Strider Review

The only difference in manufacturing between this model and its sister, the Stamina InMotion Elliptical Trainer, is cosmetics. A handle on top helps with portability, but the same fundamental design issues persist. If you’re looking for a durable, long-lasting desk elliptical uni…

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j/fit Under Desk Elliptical Trainer Review

j/fit Under Desk Elliptical Trainer Review

With two pedaling angles in the sitting mode, the j/fit gives you a better chance to find a stride that fits under your desk without your knees hitting the bottom. It also comes with a handle and rollers for easy transport and a monitor to track exercise stats. But it’s not as we…

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Sunny Health Magnetic Mini Exercise Bike

Sunny Health and Fitness Magnetic Mini Exercise Bike Review

A sturdy steel frame makes this a quality piece of equipment. Add a plethora of positive user reviews and you have a real contender. But there are problems using it in the office. For one, the circular pedal motion raises your knees higher. Plus, the unit is 14 inches tall, a cou…

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MagneTrainer-ER Mini Exercise Bike

MagneTrainer-ER Mini Pedal Exerciser Bike Review

This device is a hit in physical therapy clinics and adult homes, but the manufacturer recommends another model, the DeskCycle, for use underneath desks. We’d recommend another too.

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Robin Palmer FlyteBike

FlyteBike™ Portable Pedals Review

FlyteBike is the newest addition to the desk cycle category. It is also the second NEAT-certified desk cycle in the world.

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treadmill desk and cycle desk in one

The Quad-Modal Office Fitness DreamStation: Sit, Stand, Walk and Pedal While You Work

This sit-stand-walk-cycle workstation as pictured here would price out at about five thousand dollars, but its lucky owner would have four positional modalities to choose from without ever having to move their computer, for the ultimate in office productivity and health.

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NEAT Certification

What is NEAT Certification and Why Does it Matter for Office Fitness Furniture?

NEAT certification has an impressive body of research behind it. It regulates manufacturers’ claims and offers the consumer and the employer valuable insight into the proven versus marketed benefits of any given product. Each time the NEAT trademark appears on product packaging, …

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